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Issue 10-21-2019

The Value of Partnerships

The Value of Partnerships

As every pharmacist knows, patients’ needs and expectations are constantly evolving. A recent Accenture survey found that convenience of location is now a top factor that is influencing how patients seek care. This finding further positions pharmacies as an essential member of the care team. There are approximately 67,000 pharmacies in the U.S. — that’s

Patients-Turned-Shoppers Have to Be Recognized and Enabled

Patients-Turned-Shoppers Have to Be Recognized and Enabled

I had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable discussion — moderated by Chain Drug Review during the most recent NACDS Total Store Expo — that included leaders from across the industry representing chains, wholesalers, pharma and solution providers. It was a thoughtful and far-reaching exchange on a number of important topics, and we spent

Brindley among the honorees at Beauty Cares DreamBall

Brindley among the honorees at Beauty Cares DreamBall

NEW YORK — Walgreens’ Lauren Brindley, group vice president and general merchandise manager for beauty and personal care, was among the beauty industry executives honored last month at the Beauty Cares DreamBall here. The annual event, attended by 500 beauty, fashion and media representatives, is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Look Good

NACDS’ evolution into a major retail influencer

NACDS’ evolution into a major retail influencer

Among the retail trade organizations, one association has emerged as the driving force of the industry it serves, the catalyst for inclusion, and the prime determinator of the directions mass retailing embarks on and the success the industry is achieving in taking stances and making lasting impressions. That organization is the National Association of Chain